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Here you can read the latest on news, events, stories, and blog posts.
Films / July 15th, 2022
During the summer term of 2022, we were thrilled to deliver our Heritage Programme to the children of Christ Church C of E Primary School. During this programme, the children researched the way that North Shields Fish Quay, and the local fishing industry, has shaped the lives of local people over hundreds of years.
Blog / July 5th, 2022
Building Self-Belief CIO supported Tow Law Millennium Primary School, County Durham, and the wider Community in a range of creative and cultural activities to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
Blog / May 5th, 2022
Helen describes how her positions at KPMG evolved into her creating her own company as a collective of executive coaches. She gives young people brilliant advice about how to create a positive approach to embarking on a career.
Blog / March 16th, 2022
Building Self-Belief’s mission as a charity it to empower young people and give them the strategies and the self-belief to take ownership of their lives. Our mission is to “Build Stronger Communities through Building Self-Belief’ and we feel that a strong Youth Panel is the perfect way to give young people a voice and ensure that they have a say in their own community.
Blog / February 14th, 2022
Urgent action is needed in society and schools to support the sexual education of our young people.
Blog / January 11th, 2022
At aged 11, my son suffered a breakdown of mental health, and was off school for pretty much 4 years. He has never spoken about what he has been through these last few years openly, but yesterday wrote a blog and presented me with his account, and wanted it shared. This is his story.
Blog / February 2nd, 2022
The Article in The Observer concentrates on film Greyhound Bus Moments, but I thought I would share with you all my own personal experience of Greyhound buses.
Blog / April 15th, 2021
Mitch Donaldson and Becky Bartram tell us about their route into training as actors and in stage combat. They describe the highs and lows of an acting career, including the process of getting into Drama School and the auditioning process for getting acting work. A fascinating insight into acting as a profession.
Blog / June 22nd, 2021
Dr Lauren Brown gives us a brilliant insight into the role of a junior doctor. Her journey through the application process for Medicine, the course, the choices within the course, the opportunities to work abroad and the social events that support the success of the students.
Podcasts / August 30th, 2021
Ben is a great example of someone who has worked really hard to get exactly where he would like to be. Having completed his degree, he has recently started on a graduate programme at the accountancy firm Haines Watts. He gives young people a great insight into the attitude and the approach needed to be successful.
Podcasts / September 20th, 2021
Michael Cole describes his career journey in finance and accountancy. He tells us all about his wide ranging experiences in the finance sector and how this has led him to his current position as Associate Partner at the Newcastle branch of Haines Watts. Michael has some great advice for young people considering a career in finance.
Films / August 8th, 2021
Young people from Consett Academy and Learning for Lifejoined forces to design and equip and new sesnory space. They challenged youth loneliness, broke down social barriers, built lasting friendships and engaged with local businesses. It was a fabulous project and we all loved every minute of it.
Films / August 2nd, 2021
Building Self-Belief worked with a group of 10 boys form Norham High School in NorthTyneside. It was a real privilege to work with the boys and see them grow in confidence and develop a much greater sense of purpose in their lives.
Films / October 5th, 2021
Our CEO Christine Thomas was privileged to Chair this debate about how we can work towards a circular economy and how we can make people more aware of what they can do to improve everyone's attitude towards Climate Change.
Blog / November 12th, 2021
It was a real privilege for me to be Chair of the Eco debate ‘Going in Circles’ organised by Engineering Today and After the Pandemic. Here is a brief overview of our discussion, as well as our suggestions about how we can move forward.
Films / July 31st, 2021
Our Heritage project with Crookhill Primary School took the children back to the 1950s. We looked at childhood games, the space race, the children's programmes. We also had visitors to the school who discussed their 1950's childhoods.